July 2022 Baking Round-Up

This month, I made a huge dent in the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook project. (I’m kidding, of course. I only made one recipe!) But, July also saw the return to a time when this blog was just beginning. I made an Ina Garten recipe.

The brings the grand total to two recipes for the month of July. This is common for me in the summer months. I don’t bake as often since I don’t really want to be bothered with turning on the oven and further heating up the house. Also, my area experienced an almost week-long heat wave during the middle of the month. The last thing on anyone’s mind, including my own, Was which recipe should I bake?

Barefoot Contessa Recipe 54

Ina Garten’s Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies has been calling to me for a long time. As a white chocolate fan, the reverse of a chocolate chip appealed to me. It was great that I finally had a chance to make these cookies. Thin and crispy, bur rich and decadent, they make the perfect cookies to use in a homemade ice cream sandwich. Though, they do work perfectly on their own.

The full review is available here.

MB Recipe 34 – Grasshopper Bars

During a warm month, I still found some solace in the dessert department.

A no bake dessert is the perfect summer treat since you don’t need to further heat up your home by turning the oven on. While the Grasshopper Bars technically required a baked crust, that was a lot easier and shorter than making batches and batches of cookies.

The full review of these tasty and fun treat can be found here. I think these will be added to the “Make Again” list. I’m wondering how these bars would look if you give them a hint of red coloring and serve them as a holiday treat?

Maybe I’ll add that idea to “Make-At-Some-Point” list that may or may not actually exist. 😉

Crafting Update

Due to the summer heat, I don’t find myself crocheting too often. While some progress has been made on some of the projects, it isn’t really worth an update. Sadly, I won’t make my goal of trying to finish one of the blankets by the end of the month. But that’s ok. Once the fall months come by the crafting will increase quite a bit. Especially since the show I’ll be working on opens at the end of September.

Until time next….

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